22 Apr '16, 6pm

#IslamicState concedes its fighters ‘retreated’ from Derna, #Libya

The Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) released a short video showing Derna after its “liberation” from the Islamic State. A media arm of the Islamic State concedes that the so-called caliphate’s fighters have retreated from their positions outside of Derna, Libya. The jihadists withdrew from their bases earlier this week under pressure from rival groups in the city and the Libyan military. [See LWJ report, Islamic State fighters retreat from bases outside Derna, Libya .] Amaq News Agency, which provides updates on the Islamic State’s fighting around the globe, released a statement earlier today saying the Islamic State’s men have “retreated from [Al Fatayih] area, near the coastal city of Derna in Libya’s northeast.” Amaq portrays the move as a tactical withdrawal, saying Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s followers “succeeded in breaking through the siege imposed by combatants of the Sh...

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